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State Reps. Bartels, Lindauer: Grants support local arts, cultural and destination marketing organizations

Posted by: Jordan Wallace  | Friday, November 20, 2020

Several local arts and cultural organizations received more than $101,000 in support grants to help recover COVID-19 related expenses, according to State Reps. Shane Lindauer (R-Jasper) and Stephen Bartels (R-Eckerty).

Support Small Businesses Nov. 28 & beyond

Posted by: Lydia Kirschner  | Friday, November 20, 2020

Communities rely on small businesses to provide jobs, goods and services, and they bring Hoosiers together. Our neighbors deserve our support, especially with the challenges they are facing due to the ongoing pandemic. With Small Business Saturday Nov. 28, let's all come together and participate by shopping local and supporting Indiana-based companies.

Behning comments on Gov. Holcomb's pick for state's first secretary of education

Posted by: Samantha Holifield  | Thursday, November 19, 2020

STATEHOUSE (Nov. 19, 2020) – "Students, parents and educators are currently navigating a wide variety of challenges. Katie's knowledge and experiences from inside and outside the classroom will be valuable in the days ahead as we work on policies to support our schools during the pandemic and beyond. I look forward to working with Katie in her new role.”

Huston statement on Gov. Holcomb's pick for state's first secretary of education

Posted by: Erin Wittern  | Thursday, November 19, 2020

"Dr. Katie Jenner brings a vast array of education experience, including serving in the classroom, school administration and higher education. She's a great pick to fill this important role. I look forward to working with her to continue supporting our Hoosier students, teachers and schools."

Slager sworn in as new state representative for House District 15

Posted by: Josh DeFonce  | Thursday, November 19, 2020

STATEHOUSE (Nov. 18, 2020) – Hal Slager of Schererville took the oath of office Tuesday to serve as state representative for House District 15.

Olthoff sworn in as new state representative for House District 19

Posted by: Josh DeFonce  | Thursday, November 19, 2020

STATEHOUSE (Nov. 18, 2020) – Julie Olthoff of Crown Point took the oath of office Tuesday to serve as state representative for House District 19.

Ledbetter sworn in as new state representative for House District 75

Posted by: Jordan Wallace  | Thursday, November 19, 2020

Cindy Ledbetter of Newburgh took the oath of office Tuesday to serve as state representative for House District 75.

Davis sworn in as new state representative for House District 58

Posted by: Samantha Holifield  | Wednesday, November 18, 2020

STATEHOUSE (Nov. 18, 2020) – Michelle Davis of Whiteland took the oath of office Tuesday to serve as state representative of House District 58.

Jacob sworn in as new state representative for House District 93

Posted by: Samantha Holifield  | Wednesday, November 18, 2020

STATEHOUSE (Nov. 18, 2020) – John Jacob of Indianapolis took the oath of office Tuesday to serve as state representative of House District 93.

Huston sworn-in as House speaker, outlines legislative priorities

Posted by: Erin Wittern  | Tuesday, November 17, 2020

"This session, we will tackle an aggressive legislative agenda on top of passing another responsibly balanced state budget. We remain committed to funding critical services while continuing to invest in key priorities like education, broadband and public health – especially as it relates to the pandemic.

Rowray sworn in as new state representative for House District 35

Posted by: Lydia Kirschner  | Tuesday, November 17, 2020

STATEHOUSE (Nov. 17, 2020) – Elizabeth Rowray of Yorktown took the oath of office today to serve as state representative for House District 35.

Snow sworn in as new state representative for House District 18

Posted by: Jake Thompson  | Tuesday, November 17, 2020

STATEHOUSE (Nov. 17, 2020) – Craig Snow of Warsaw took the oath of office today to serve as state representative for House District 18.

Davisson: Putting Hoosiers first

Posted by: Wade Coggeshall  | Friday, November 13, 2020

For many, Indiana has always been the place we call home because of our connections to strong communities and Hoosier values. Others are drawn to our state for its low cost of living, long-term fiscal stability, welcoming business climate, investments in infrastructure and commitment to supporting our youth.

Bartels: Shopping local makes a big impact

Posted by: Jordan Wallace  | Friday, November 13, 2020

Indiana is home to more than 520,000 small businesses employing over 1.2 million Hoosiers. These are our neighbors, friends and family members who work hard to provide quality goods and services. Whether in person, online or by making a call, we can all do our part to support small businesses on Saturday, Nov.  28 and beyond.

May: Grants support local arts, cultural and destination marketing organizations

Posted by: Wade Coggeshall  | Thursday, November 12, 2020

Several Brown County arts and cultural organizations received more than $147,000 in support grants to help recover COVID-19-related expenses, according to State Rep. Chris May (R-Bedford).

House Republicans re-elect Todd Huston as House Speaker

Posted by: Erin Wittern  | Tuesday, November 10, 2020

STATEHOUSE (Nov. 10, 2020) – House Republicans re-elected State Rep. Todd Huston (R-Fishers) to serve as House Speaker during a caucus on Tuesday in Indianapolis. 

State Rep. Baird: Free FAFSA workshop available on Nov. 16 in Roachdale

Posted by: Wade Coggeshall  | Monday, November 9, 2020

State Rep. Beau Baird (R-Greencastle) encourages North Putnam High School seniors and families to attend a workshop on Monday, Nov. 16 to learn more about financial aid options for students pursuing college.

State Rep. Borders: Free FAFSA workshop available on Nov. 18 in Farmersburg

Posted by: Wade Coggeshall  | Monday, November 9, 2020

State Rep. Bruce Borders (R-Jasonville) encourages North Central High School seniors to attend a workshop on Wednesday, Nov. 18, to learn more about financial aid options for students pursuing college.

Thank you for your service, sacrifices

Posted by: Lydia Kirschner  | Friday, November 6, 2020

Veterans risked their lives to protect our country's freedoms. We all must take time and remember the many sacrifices these heroes made to keep us safe. This Veterans Day, let's honor all of our veterans, past and present, for bravely serving our state and nation.

State Rep. Davisson: Free FAFSA workshops available on Nov. 10, 12

Posted by: Wade Coggeshall  | Friday, November 6, 2020

State Rep. Steve Davisson (R-Salem) encourages local high school seniors and families to attend 1 of 2 workshops to learn more about financial aid options for students pursuing college.

Burton: Serving our community has been an honor

Posted by: Samantha Holifield  | Monday, November 2, 2020

Writing this is incredibly bittersweet. A year ago when I announced I would retire, I could not have imagined how quickly the time would go by. I have enjoyed serving our community over the last 32 years in the General Assembly. It has truly been an honor serving as the state representative for House District 58, and I am grateful for the faith and support our community has put in me over the years.

Davisson: Hoosiers affected by Equifax data breach could get restitution

Posted by: Wade Coggeshall  | Friday, October 30, 2020

One of the worst data breaches on record occurred in September 2017, when the credit-reporting bureau Equifax announced the personal information of more than 147 million consumers, including almost 4 million Hoosiers, was exposed.

Bloomington bridge renamed in honor of deputy killed in line of duty

Posted by: Wade Coggeshall  | Friday, October 30, 2020

A Bloomington bridge is now officially renamed in honor of a fallen Monroe County sheriff's deputy following a resolution authored by State Rep. Peggy Mayfield (R-Martinsville) during the 2020 legislative session.

Bartels: Helping Hoosiers afford prescriptions

Posted by: Jordan Wallace  | Friday, October 30, 2020

On average, Americans spend approximately $1,200 a year on prescription drugs. While Indiana has taken steps to curb costs, there is still work to do to make prescribed medications more affordable for Hoosiers. Through legislation I am working on for the upcoming session, Indiana could join 21 other states allowing pre-approved medical facilities to distribute donated medications and supplies.

Negele: Over $16M broadband grant awarded to support local communities, connect more Hoosiers

Posted by: Josh DeFonce  | Thursday, October 29, 2020

STATEHOUSE (Oct. 23, 2020) – "We have watched broadband connectivity go from a luxury to a necessity, and that’s why we have to expand broadband's reach to more Hoosiers. Cooperatives, like the Tipmont REMC, can bridge the gap between rural communities and reliable, affordable internet access. The pandemic highlighted the needs of the underserved and unserved areas in our communities and state, and I am committed to working on solutions that help connect more people to this critical resource."  

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